In Second Inaugural, Obama Makes Climate A Priority : NPR

by Elizabeth Shogren
January 22, 2013 5:28 PM All Things Considered

“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations,” President Obama said Monday during his second inaugural address.   John Moore/Getty Images

http://www.npr.org/2013/01/22/169989679/in-second-inaugural-obama-makes-climate-a-priority

http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/atc/2013/01/20130122_atc_12.mp3

President Obama pulled out a surprise in his inaugural address on Monday. After barely mentioning climate change in his campaign, he put it on his short list of priorities for his second term.

“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations,” he said. Today the White House had scant detail on what the president plans to do.

But his rhetoric was music to the ears of some environmental leaders, including Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, who was listening to the president’s speech while standing behind him on the platform at Capitol.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Clearing House for Environmental Course Material
https://environmentaljusticetv.wordpress.com/
Cyprus International Institute (CII) (Harvard School of Public Health) http://Cyprus-Institute.us
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

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